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Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Feel kindly toward everyone, but be intimate only with the virtuous.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
The superior person is perceptive and not biased. The lesser person is biased and not perceptive.
Committing oneself to unsuitable teachings is no good.
When you have faults, do not stop yourself from abandoning them.
The superior person is adequately resolute, bt not recklessly inflexible.
When you make a mistake, do not stop yourself correcting it.
You can successfully force people to follow a certain course, but you cannot force them to understand.
I won't be concerned with other people not knowing me; I will be concerned with my lack of ability.
In speaking, it is best to be clear and say just enought to convey the meaning.
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